Radon is a colorless, odorless radioactive gas that seeps up from the earth. When inhaled, it gives off radioactive particles that can damage the cells that line the lung.
Long term exposure to radon can lead to lung cancer. In fact, over 21,000 lung cancer deaths in the US each year are from radon, making it a serious health concern for all Minnesotans.
Short-term and long-term radon kits are available to purchase at all 5 Horizon Public Health offices.
Please visit the MDH Radon web page. http://www.health.state.mn.us/divs/eh/indoorair/radon/